“Tad,” 66, passed away on October 16, 2016, at his home, with his family by his side. William was born in Radford, Virginia and has been residing in Bayonne since 1988. He was active duty in the U.S. Army for over 23 years, where he achieved the rank of Major. He was also a professor at Seton Hall University. He taught Junior ROTC at Irvington High School for over 18 years. Husband of Judith Smith. Father of Kayla McCoy and her husband Matthew, Kenny Smith, and Sarah Jude Smith. Grandfather of Mackenzie Smith, Kenneth Smith, William Scott Giuliano, and Phillip Edwin McCoy. Brother of Doctor John Walton Lee Smith and his wife Suzanne, Leigh Anne Smith Collins and her husband Mark, and the late Doctor Robert R.L. Smith and his living wife Lisa. Son of the late Mildred Pearl (nee: Bright) and William Edwin Lee Smith, Sr. Brother-In-Law of Esther Smith and her husband Dave. He is also survived by many Nieces and Nephews. Friend and “Brother” of S.F.C. Harvey Craig. Faithful companion, his dog Brandy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to; The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Room 1509, New York, NY, 10018 (envelopes will be available at the funeral home). Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.